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St.  Ann and Mary
The Church of Saint Ann
"The Little Church That Could...and DID"

West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Parish Office: 508-586-4880


A Parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston

The Church of Saint Ann


The Church of Saint Ann -Events
REFLECTIONS - THIS WEEK'S THOUGHT
This is the week we call "Holy" because it is a memorial of God's saving deeds for us in Jesus.

There is a solemn nature to this week. We might be tempted to be sad or conflicted this week. It is not easy to get close to the reality that we are sinners, and our Lord and Savior went through this betrayal, suffering, and death for us. Yet, we are invited to come closer to the reality of God's profound love for us.

Yes, we are all sinners; but, we are loved sinners. We are invited to be grateful not to beat our breasts. We are invited in this spirit to feel all that we can feel this week. Yes, we will feel some discomfort. After all, we feel discomfort when anyone puts themselves through some sacrifice for us, and the sacrifice here is the gift of His very self so that we might always know how completely Jesus entered into the reality of our human existence - "even death on a cross." [Phil. 2:6-9]
Holy Week
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Palm Sunday - regular weekend Mass Schedule - Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Monday & Tuesday - Mass at 9:00 a.m.

Holy Thursday - Mass of the Last Supper at 7:30 p.m.

Good Friday Service at 5:00 p.m.

Holy Saturday - Easter Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday - Mass at 8:30 a.m. , 10:30 a.m. , & an additional Mass at 12:00 noon.
EASTER EGG HUNT

Easter Bunny

An Easter Egg hunt will be held on Saturday, April 19, at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Ann's Parish Center for pre-school through 3rd grade.

There will be prizes.. Please bring a basket for your child to put the eggs in.

EASTER COLLECTION: CLERGY FUND
At Easter, we honor and celebrate our priests. The Clergy Health and Retirement Trust helps care for the health and well-being of our 638 priests ensuring the highest quality of care and quality of life for the men who have dedicated their lives in service to our Archdiocese of Boston. Remember the priests who were there for you and your loved ones in times of need and consider honoring them with a generous gift. Thank you for helping to keep the promises made to care for the priests who continue to give so much to our Church.
FIRST PENANCE
Group One will receive First Penance on Saturday, April 5 at 11:00 a.m. Group Two will receive First Penance on Saturday April 12 at 11:00 a.m.
ALTAR SERVER MEETING
There will be an instructional meeting for boys and girls, grade 3 and up who wish to learn how to serve at the altar during Mass. The meeting will be Monday, April 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Church. Please encourage your children to consider being an altar server.
CONFIRMATION PRACTICE & DINNER
Confirmation practice for candidates only will be held on Tuesday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Church. On Wednesday, April 16, there will be a dinner for the candidates and their sponsor at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Center followed by a rehearsal (for both) in the Church. Robes will be distributed after the practice.
VIDEOS
In addition to the newly added videos of Saint Ann's B-B-Q, the Pot Luck Supper, and the Christmas Pageant, the Smile Train fund raiser, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation videos have also been added to Saint Ann's website (stannswb.com). Click the "photo gallery" tab at the top of the page and follow the instructions. Make sure your speakers are on.
SAINT VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
SVDPOur members have been receiving requests for assistance with rent or fuel. The calls have increased. We try not to turn anyone away who is from this community. We urge you to help us. There are blue buckets at the doors of the Church that are collected after the Masses each weekend.
ST. ANN'SPRAYER LINE....God is just a prayer away..
Prayer LineTo request prayers from members of Saint Ann’s Prayer Line for yourself, another person, or for a special intention, please call Bette Lindberg - 508.584.2422 or Tom Maloney - 508.279.1446. Additional volunteers are needed to join the "telephone tree" of the Prayer Line. Also, the start up of an "e-mail tree" is in the process of being established in addition to the "telephone tree". A simple phone call or an e-mail is all that is required to pass on information for people requesting prayers for special intentions.
NEWLY MARRIED

Newly MarriedEric & Jaclyn Broughal


were married at Saint Ann's Church on Saturday, April 5.
May God bless them.
Newly Baptized
NEWLY BAPTIZED
The Parish of Saint Ann's would like to welcome newly Baptized

Camden Otto Panos
Giuseppe James Tosches
Logan James Paulding
Christian Jon & Cason Russell Ruggerio
Abigail Elizabeth Shearing

We would also like to congratulate their parents and Godparents.
HANDICAPPED SEATING
The front row on both sides of the aisle has been designated as a reserved section directly in front of the altar. There is room for both the caretaker as well as the handicapped person. Holy Communion will be given to them first. It is hoped that this seating arrangement will provide better visibility and allow for greater participation in the Mass giving the elderly the respect that they so deserve. Two additional "handicapped" parking signs have been installed in the parking lot for a total of four designated parking spaces. .
LITERATURE RACK
Literature RackThere is a literature rack in the back of the Church which contains reading materials that may be of interest to you. If you wish, you may keep the publication or return them to the literature rack the following week for someone else to read. Some of these are replaced weekly and others monthly. There is no fee for these publications.
SAINT VINCENT de PAUL CLOTHING BIN
There are new barrels for you to separate cans, plastic, and glass on the platform at the rear of the Parish Center. They may also be brought to Shoe City Redemption Center at 1250 West Chestnut St. in Brockton. Please ask that the money be deposited in the Saint Vincent dePaul account.
USED CELL PHONES NEEDED
Brockton Family & Community Resources would like donations of used cell phones to benefit their emergency safe home program. Please leave the cell phones in the box at the back of the Church.
FATHER MCDONAGH
Contact information for Father McDonagh is listed below for anyone who wishes to keep in contact with him.

Home Address: 5705 Crooked Stick Way Sparks NV 89436

E-mail Address: westbridg103@yahoo.com
RENEWING THE RITUAL OF "BRINGING UP THE GIFTS" FOR MASS
The practice of "bringing up the gifts" is being reinstated at Saint Ann's. You or your family may participate at any Mass or an ordinary Sunday or request a special day such as a birthday, anniversary, or a special intention for a loved one who has passed. You may contact one of the following members:

Maria Baker - 508-588-2015 - fbaker6550@yahoo.com
Louise Domingos - 508-586-8458 - louisesunday@comcast.net
FOOD PANTRY - The cupboards are empty
The following items are needed at the West Bridgewater Food Pantry:

relish                                        cookies                                tea
peanut butter                         ketchup                             canned spaghetti
pudding                                   coffee/tea                           cranberry sauce
jelly/jam                                  mustard                             macaroni and cheese
ketchup                                    pasta                                   white and chunk tuna
snacks                                      boxed cereals                     canned fruits
broth                                        gravy                                   canned carrots
mayonnaise                             canned peas                      chicken noodle soup
tomato soup                            baked beans                       cake mix
stuffing                                     frostings                             brownie mix
boxed potatoes                        jell-o                                    salad dressings
cooking oil                                flour                                    bottled juice
sugar                                        canned ravioli                  dish detergents
pancake syrup                        pancake mix                      flavored rice mixtures
canned green beans

The Food Pantry is located at the Spring Street School and is open the first & third Wednesday of the month from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The cupboards are empty. Please continue your generosity. There are many families in need of assistance. You may even want to consider a gift card from a local supermarket.

A" thank you" card and a "CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION" which is posted at the doors of the church, was given to the Parishioners of Saint Ann's Church for their outstanding participation during the year.

Volunteers are needed to help on distribution days which are the first and third Wednesday of the month. If you are able to volunteer, please call Calvin at the Food Pantry at 508.559.6569.


SODA CANS AND BOTTLES

THIS IS NO LONGER A DROP OFF SITE FOR RECYCLED BOTTLES AND CANS!!!
You may bring them directly to AARC at 1250 West Chestnut Street in Brockton. It is on the left-hand side at the second intersection with traffic lights after you drive under Route 24. It is the last building on the left at that intersection. Simply tell the staff, they are for Saint Ann's account. They will credit the amount. The money is used by Saint Vincent dePaul to assist the needy of the Parish. THANK YOU!
DEFIBULATOR
A shelving unit has been installed at the rear of the Church to house the new defibrillator which was so generously donated by one of our Parishioners. The shelving was made and donated by another Parishioner.
NURSES' REFERENCE TABLE
There is information on many health issues on the nurse's reference table in the back of the Church. Please take home any flyers that are of interest to you.

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